Quick facts about Bill Gates
William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.
As Microsoft's Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Bill Gates works with the company's development teams to turn great ideas into innovative software and services.
Under Gates' leadership, Microsoft's mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable for people to use computers.
As a businessman, his talent is unquestioned. For a short time, Microsoft was the world's most valuable company, reaching $650 billion in value, an huge accomplishment for a company only 28 years young. We should acknowledge his ability to execute, and his role in bringing computers into all our homes.